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Apr 16, 2012, 8:58 PM
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Team(s): Darlington and Sunderland
Post #18 of 28
Calling for a ban is wrong at the moment, people should look at making the race safer, lower fences w/level drops, shorter course and less participants, maybes trimmed to 20-25 horses, and have Grand National Qualifying events, say 5 qualifying races of ten horses each and the top 5 going onto the National from each qualifier, lets try and do more to improve the Grand National, and if it still does not work properly then look at scrapping it
In the case of Synchronised, Aintrees officials, vets, trainer and Tony McCoy have questions to answer as to why he still raced, Synchronised should not have got anywhere near the start line after he unseated McCoy.
While we are discussing this issues, what is peoples opinions on Cheltenham, I am sure, about 5 or 6 horses died there recently, how much was that reported on, next to nothing, and I dont hear calls for Cheltenhams festival to be banned.
Horses dying is unfortunate and in this day and age it should not bee happening, it is an occupational hazard and a risk, but we all take risks, I begrudginly accept the fact I may walk out the house and get knocked over and killed, it happens and that is life...
There is an element of danger attached to all sports, look at Fabrice Muamba and Piermario Morosini more recently, people have also died running marathons but we dont call that cruel and barbaric.
I enjoy watching the Grand National and want to continue to enjoy it and have enjoyed watching it since I was a child, although deaths of horses overshadows my enjoyment, I would prefer to see the format of the race changed before an outright ban
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